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Sri Velayudhaswami temple
 
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Moolavar: Velayudhaswami
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Erode
  District: Erode
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Sung in the hymns of Sage Arunagirinathar  
     
 Festival:
     
  Festivals are many in the temple. All Kruthika star days in all Tamil months, new moon days (Amavasya), Sashti, Tamil and English New Year days, Chitra poornima, Vaikasi Visakam, Thalai Aadi, all Firdays in the Tamil Month Aadi, Avani Avittam, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navarathri, Saraswathi Puja, Deepavali, Sura Samharam, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Pujas, Thai Pongal, Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram are celebrated in the temple. Almost every Tamil month will have a festival in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The Deepa Sthamba (Lamp post) in the Tindalmalai Murugan temple has a different design compared to other South Indian Temples. Lord Vinayaka, the first while entering the temple graces from under a Bodhi tree with Nagars while Siddhi Vinayaka graces with two Nagars in the next stage. Nagar is an idol designed with two twisting snakes.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. During the festival days, the temple is open till 9.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Velayudhaswami Temple, Tindalmalai, Erode district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91-424-2430114, 94439 44640 
    
 General Information:
     
 

There are five Vaishnava cult Karuppannasamy temples and Three Mariamman temples for Shakti worship near the Tindalmalai Murugan temple.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray to Lord Muruga by placing a Lime Fruit at His feet and seek His blessings for getting their plans succeed.  It is believed that the devotee get his desires fulfilled.  Those buying new vehicles perform special pujas in the temple.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotess, on realizing their ambitions, perform special abishek to the Lord offering Vastras – clothing. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

The tall beautiful arch at the entrance of the temple on the highway with Vinayaka, Subramania, His consorts Valli and Deivanai, the peacock vehicle of Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi, Goddesses Saraswathi and Lakshmi greet the devotees.

 

Lord Vinayaka under the Bodhi tree with Nagars represents wisdom.  He removes the pains of the devotees coming to the temple followed by the Vinayaka in the stage step gracing the Bhaktas.   Velayudhaswami idol is in the front Mandap.

 

The devotee reaches the Idumban temple after crossing the steps then.  In the sanctum sanctorum Lord Muruga, the illustrious son of Mother Shakti holding His weapon Vel graces the devotees.  Devotees praying to Muruga get cleared of their confusions.

 

Thannasi Guhai (cave) is on the northwest of the hill slope.  Special pujas are performed in this cave on Karthika Deepam festival.  The cave has the reputation of housing great and enlightened souls in the past.

 

There is a sweet spring on the northeast of the hill.  This water is used for the abishek of Lord Muruga and to help the devotees quench their thirst. Pujas are performed thrice a day in the temple at 7.00 a.m., 12.00 a.m. at noon and evening puja at 6.00 p.m.  Abisheks are performed at 6.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

The temple is 8 km from Erode on the Perundurai road with trees 60 metre high.  Of the 108 Murugan temples praised in the celebrated Tirupugazh hymns of Sage Arunagiriar, Tindalmalai Murugan temple is one.

 

Lord Muruga in the temple is endearingly called Kuzhandai Velayuthaswami and Kumara Velayuthaswami.  Idumban in the temple enjoys a special reputation.  Once, the place Poondurai became drought.  The farmers prayed to Idumba to get them the grace of Muruga for rains and they were blessed and came out of the famine making the place fertile again.  The tradition of seeking Idumban’s grace for fertility continues even today.

 

The lamp post (Deepa Sthamba) in the temple is of a special design and type in the Kongu region.  Devotees light lamps on this pillar on the Karthika Deepam days.  The pillar has sculptures on all sides depicting religion-related events.

 

This is a hill temple.

 
     
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